Bob-O-Link and Silvia

November 15, 2013

Silvia releases a female Bobolink in the fields of Shelburne Farms, Vermont. The University of Vermont is tagging the Bobolinks to study their roots to South America.

Video Bobolink Avistar

Going the Extra Green Mile

November 13, 2013

When Melissa Floreani says her business is sustainable, she means it. "It's a principle that really goes through our whole business. It's not just about the type of coffee we purchase but the warehouse environment as well," she says.

Located in Melbourne's south-east, Melissa says that every decision at Espresso Syndicate is made with a consideration of sustainability. The doors are reused, the office space is made with recycled timber furnishings and eco-ply, and the walls are painted with low Volatile Organic Compounds.

From day one, when Melissa and environmentalist partner Ben Spruzen started Espresso Syndicate in 2009, they always had in mind the sustainable impact they wanted to achieve as a company. "My understanding of being sustainable in the coffee industry was to be much more in depth than simply buying organic or Fair Trade coffee," says Melissa. "There are lots of things you have to do behind the scenes as well to create a truly sustainable business, such as sourcing biodegradable cups, lids and packaging material."

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And the Bob-O-Link Keeps Flying!

September 10, 2013

"Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these broken wings and learn to fly All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise"

The Beatles

It was more than a year ago that we were having a meeting with some Brazilian producers at Vienna's coffee show. Very particular guys. They were talking about specialty coffee, under shade production, drying on African beds and also… about a bird. About a bird called Bob-o-link. Their coffee's name, actually.

Intrigued, we were; coffee we cupped, and convinced we were for starting this adventure of making this coffee "fly" to France & Europe.

After a first year offering this coffee and, above all, after seeing how receptive roasters were to it, we are very happy to announce that the Bob-o-link is flying back again to Europe!

So stay tuned, we will let you know as soon as it lands!

More about the Bob-o-link coffee:

Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (FAF) & Bob-o-link coffee

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Green and Roasted Coffee

September 9, 2013

Larrea 493 | 1708 | Moron, Buenos Aires, Argentina | Tel. (54) 11 4628 1681


September 3, 2013

Scae Show - June 2013 - Belco Booth

June 28, 2013

Bobolinks Nesting

June 24, 2013

Here are a few of the bobolinks that are nesting on our next door island. They were good enough to investigate why I was in there field, letting me take some shots to send home to Brazil for you! I wonder where these particular birds go?

-Paul Gebhardt

L'exception Brésilienne Au Coeur De Votre Tasse...

May 22, 2013

La plantation Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza "FAF" a été créée en 1850 par la famille Baretto. La passion du café a su traverser les générations puisque la ferme est tenue aujourd'hui par la Silvia Baretto et son mari Marcos Croce, descendants directes des créateurs

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May 08, 2013

Farms Get Incentives to Protect Bobolinks

Posted on May 2, 2013 | Vermont ag Featured UVM

By Xian Chiang-Waren

ADDISON COUNTY — Spring has finally arrived, and across the region wildlife species are returning to their seasonal habitats, including flocks of migratory birds. But while there may seem to be an abundance of chirping birds returning to the area, the populations of Vermont's seven grassland songbird species have, in fact, plummeted in recent years.

This year, an innovative project at the University of Vermont aims to restore habitat for one of those specie: bobolinks.

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